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UN Ambassador Presents Shareholder Resolution at Starbucks

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—Actor, filmmaker and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier presented As You Sow’s shareholder resolution Wednesday, March 21 at Starbucks’ annual general meeting asking the company to take bold action to reduce its global plastic footprint. Specifically, shareholder Proposal #5 asks the company to phase out the estimated 2 billion green plastic straws it uses each year, which are non-recyclable and can harm marine life. This proposal will be presented against a backdrop of environmental action from Starbucks’ corporate peers in recent months. The resolution requests aggressive plans for Starbucks to meet its packaging reuse and recycling goals the company set

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